A facility custodian accidentally mixed a toxic combination of chemicals at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections building on Tuesday.
The Madison Fire Department says they responded to a report of a chemical spill at about 5:30 p.m. at the DOC building at 3099 East Washington Ave.
Paramedics were added to the call when the Dane County 911 Communications Center learned somebody in the building was having trouble breathing. - PUB DATE: 8/31/2016 10:45:53 AM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison
A fire forced a mother and her two children from their rental home on Sampson Street Monday evening, according to a fire department captain.
The woman arrived home to find everything black and smoke that burned her eyes in her residence in the 2500 block of Sampson Street, according to records. She called for firefighters at 6:49 p. - PUB DATE: 8/31/2016 5:57:11 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
The Superior Fire Department joined several Minnesota fire departments and law enforcement agencies Tuesday to pay tribute to two Michigan firefighters killed in a crash Saturday in Blaine, Minn. James Shelifoe, 23, and Alan Swartz, 25, of Baraga, Mich., were among firefighters headed to Utah to fight a wildfire when they were killed Saturday afternoon. - PUB DATE: 8/31/2016 2:25:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Telegram-Superior
Firefighters battled a business fire in Chilton.
The fire chief confirms the Quality Painters Inc. building on Clay Street was destroyed.
No one was killed or injured.
The cause of the fire isn’t immediately known and is under investigation.
At the building owner’s request, Chief Gary Halbach said, he won’t make any more information public at this time. - PUB DATE: 8/30/2016 4:43:31 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
Sun Prairie and Madison emergency personnel responded Aug. 29 to a fire at a City of Sun Prairie apartment building that displaced eight families and caused at estimated $100,000 in damages.
Fire Chief Chris Garrison said at 9:05 p.m., the Sun Prairie Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 600 block of Schiller Street. - PUB DATE: 8/30/2016 7:23:36 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star
The cause is still unknown, but fire officials confirm an unknown crew had been working near a home in Fitchburg just days before it exploded.
Fitchburg Fire Chief Joe Pulvermacher tells 27 News that investigators are trying to determine who this crew works for and also the kind of work they were doing. - PUB DATE: 8/29/2016 4:40:41 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC
At least five households, including a man who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, were displaced by a Fitchburg house explosion Thursday night.
On Friday morning representatives from local, state and federal agencies were continuing to investigate the explosion, the Fitchburg police and fire departments said in a joint statement at about 9:45 a. - PUB DATE: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: chippewa.com
On Friday August 26 at 4:20 PM Fond du Lac firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the house at 142 Central Avenue. Upon arrival crews encountered heavy fire conditions inside the home which was unoccupied at the time the fire was reported. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire but not before it caused severe damage to the structure and its contents. - PUB DATE: 8/27/2016 3:33:27 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
An Appleton apartment complex was damaged by an early morning fire on Saturday.
The Appleton Fire Department says its crews arrived at 5:58 a.m. to the 500 block of East Winnebago Street and found smoke and flames coming from the first floor entryway of the two-story complex.
A neighbor called 911 and helped firefighters put out the flames using an extinguisher. - PUB DATE: 8/27/2016 10:33:33 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
Appleton firefighters have raised $19,858 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.
The Appleton Firefighters Union Local 257 raised the money with the help of the community.
The “Fill the Boot” campaign is a national effort in which firefighters hit the streets and storefronts to collect donations for the MDA. - PUB DATE: 8/27/2016 10:33:33 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
An explosion Thursday evening in Fitchburg destroyed a single-family home, displaced neighbors and sent one man to the hospital. The 57-year-old homeowner was conscious when he was taken to a hospital with significant injuries, authorities said. He was in critical condition Thursday night, Fitchburg Fire Chief Joe Pulvermacher said. - PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 4:12:38 AM - SOURCE: Chippewa Herald
Even before he was officially signed on, Paul Menches hit the ground running as the new fire chief for the Holmen Area Fire Department. Menches officially became the new fire chief at the Holmen Area Fire District Association board’s Aug. 18 meeting. The board announced it selected Menches as the department’s new chief at a press conference on July 13. - PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 2:16:50 AM - SOURCE: Onalaska Holmen Courier Life
PHOTO: Fire killed two dogs and displaced residents of a home in the village Thursday night. Firefighters who arrived at the scene saw smoke pouring from a second story window as they arrived to fight the blaze at the split level home at 7716 38th St., according to Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson. - PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 1:42:43 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News
After 14 months on the job, chief Jack Mlnarik is leaving the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District. Mlnarik told the Observer Monday that his last day would be Sept. 14. He’s accepted an offer to become fire chief in the Village of Bellevue, a community of about 15,000 near Green Bay. Mlnarik told the Observer that Bellevue is his wife’s hometown, and the couple has always been interested in living and working there. - PUB DATE: 8/26/2016 12:02:47 AM - SOURCE: Fitchburg Star
PHOTO: Park officials are looking at ways to prevent injuries at a state natural area near Baraboo after a fall there Thursday marked the third injury in a week. A rope rescue crew was called to Pewit’s Nest State Natural Area around 1 p.m. after a 20-year-old female from Appleton injured herself on the rocks inside the water-filled gorge. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 6:42:48 PM - SOURCE: wisc news
VIDEO: The Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) is a special team from the Milwaukee Fire Department. Members from HURT carried out a training session at WE Energies Thursday (Aug. 25). They are the part of the team that helped find three missing teenagers who were rescued in an old mine out in Dodge County last month. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 6:35:17 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
Investigators say there were no adults inside a Milwaukee home when a two-year-old boy died after getting stuck in a first floor window. Firefighters were called to the home around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, after a window closed on the toddler while he was apparently trying to crawl through the opening. Only a group of teenagers was inside the home with the boy at the time of the incident. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 9:19:04 AM - SOURCE: WDEZ-FM 101.9
By next year, firefighters in Waukesha plan to have equal response times when called out to emergencies. The city council signed off on a land deal to build a new station, which would then mean all areas of the city would be accessible in a 6 minute or less drive time. The new station is set to be built along State Highway 59, just east of County Highway X. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 6:44:45 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
Kids playing with matches is the suspected cause of a Wednesday afternoon garage fire at 1214 Illinois St., fire officials said. Racine Fire Department Lt. Scott Sorce said the blaze to the detached garage was reported at 4:07 p.m. Wednesday. Matches are being considered as the cause, Sorce said. Children home at the time noticed smoke coming from the garage, then safely waited for fire crews to arrive, Sorce said. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 2:26:07 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times
VIDEO: Crews have a fire at 121-year-old building in downtown Oconto Falls under control this morning. Firefighters responded to the Caldwell House on Main St. late Wednesday night. Overnight, flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the building. Firefighters say the blaze started in the attic and spread quickly while crews worked to evacuate the second floor apartments. - PUB DATE: 8/25/2016 12:05:07 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay